Friday, April 24, 2009

Acrobat Reader dangerous target

Acrobat Reader, the most common PDF viewer, is a lot targeted by attackers, in the form of specifically crafted PDF files. Through such attacks, access can be gained into the infected system and other threats such as botnets can occur. The security company F-Secure recommends to replace it with an alternative viewer. (the news from slashdot)

I remember foretelling this to colleagues six months ago.